These are 2 more strips I made for 'stitches on the bridge'
The scarf above is stolen moments
This is 2 skeins of Sues handspun, one with fish in it the other with bells, I think the fish one will become a bag (along with other yarn) the bells will either be part of a hat or a shawl edging.Ambermoggie gave me one of her lovely shawls, I'm sure I will get plenty of use out of it up here. Now hoping for this heatwave to end so I can snuggle into it.
and just finished Hey Teach (from Knitty) in washed haze aran, this took 6 days from start to finish.
Now I'm dithering what to knit next so swatching for 3 different jumpers.
Its 5 x 25g balls of 2ply pure new wool in a light grey shade, enough for a shawl.
That night I improved my spindling and learnt to andean ply,
This is my first plyed skein of yarn , its somewhere between DK and Aran in thickness.
On sunday we went to Winghams and boosted by my spinning I got some fibre, so now I have a fibre stash as well as a yarn stash.
The grey and black is merino, the aim is to spin it and knit a scarf and gloves in grey with a black edging.
The blue is a wee sample of merino silk blend, I got it so I can see how different it looks when spun and plied, it will probably look a lot different.
The stash is all safely stowed away at home now, I reckon theres enough here to keep me going until woolfest at least.
Skipnorth was great, it was lovely to meet loads of knitters and pick up hints and tips, a big thanks to Lixie and Nic for organising it all.